[ILUG] 200gb drive Help needed
weeboy at conorwynne.com
Sun Apr 18 14:42:37 IST 2004
> On Sunday 18 April 2004 10:24, Frank Murphy wrote:
>> I've just installed a 200gb Maxtor ata133 in the FC1 box (file server).
>> Picked up by the bios no problem.
>> Can also be seen in Hardware Browser
>> What are the recommended Partition sizes in Linux?
>> I would like 2x100gb if possible. (hdb1 & hdb2)
>> And most importantly how do I accomplish it
>> I would need a walk through from the beginning (format etc.)
>> And so I can help others in the future (Windows ppl),
>> is there a point & click way of doing it?
> Run diskdruid, select hdb, partition it, select file system type, format
Or easier still ;--0
Login as root and determine what drive letter it has:
# fdisk -l
Then fdisk it,
Create two partitions of type 83 "LINUX", save and exit.
Next its really up to you as to which filesystem you want.
You may go with XFS, my preference, or the "standard" ext3.
Lets take ext3 as an example:
mke2fs -j /dev/hdb1 - repeat for hdb2
All thats left is to mount the partition(s) and edit your fstab so that
they mount at bootime, if you wish.
(Personally I like to use autofs for every mount point)
mount -t ext3 /dev/hdb1 /mnt/disk2
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